Obituaries

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Rodney Culpepper Jr.

Rodney Culpepper Jr.

1931-2017

A graveside service for Rodney Culpepper Jr., 85, of Wills Point was held Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point, with Pastor David Cartwright officiating, under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

He passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Tyler.

He was born Aug. 17, 1931, in De Leon to Rodney Culpepper Sr. and Ruby Lois Van Zandt Culpepper.  He was raised in De Leon and graduated from De Leon High School.

He was a veteran of the Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.  He married Elrita Whittington Jan. 20, 1954, in Wichita Falls.  He was well known and respected as a professional brick mason. After he retired in 2010, he enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time. He lived in Rockwall prior to moving to Wills Point in 1964.  He was of the Methodist faith.

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13
Apr

Robert Thomas Mobley

Robert Thomas Mobley

1929-2017

Services for Robert “Bob” Thomas Mobley were held Monday, April 10, 2017, at Greenwood

Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington.

Burial followed at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Mr. Mobley passed away peacefully on April 2, 2017, in San Angelo.

He was born in McAlester, Okla. on Feb.17, 1929, to the late Alfred and Allie Mobley. 

He graduated from San Diego State University in San Diego, Calif. He served in the Army Air Corp from May 1946 to May 1949. He went to work for Vought working on the Navy’s first guided missile program in the early 1950s.  He later transitioned into electronic engineering and retired from Texas Instruments in 1992.  He was a longtime resident of Tyler and a member of the University Christian Church of Tyler.

He was preceded in death by his loving son, Robert Thomas Mobley.

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13
Apr

Paul Anthony Parkins

Paul Anthony Parkins

1971-2017

Paul Anthony Parkins was born July 7, 1971, in Toledo, Ohio. 

He had been a resident of Edgewood for eight years, formerly living in the Dallas area and Georgia. 

He began his career in transportation logistics for mail order Honey Hams in Atlanta.  After self-training, he worked for Ballentine Co./Wilmington Trust in Atlanta as an IT specialist. 

 In Georgia, he served as the president of Buckhead Rotaract Club from 2001-2003.  After moving to Texas, he worked for Billingsley Real Estate in Carrolton.  Separate from the corporate world, he was an entrepreneur, working with Green Horizons, an online, pre-paid electric company. 

He and his brother, Ian ran the Legendary Lone Star Taco Stand in Canton from 2010-‘12, until he was diagnosed with cancer.   In 2015, he worked as a contract resource IT specialist for Winning Strategies.

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13
Apr

Oliver Leon Plunk

Oliver Leon Plunk

1950-2017

Services for Oliver Leon Plunk, 67, Grand Saline, were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at The Church of Garden Valley. Mr. Plunk passed away April 7, 2017.

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13
Apr

Norma Helm Jandrew

Norma Helm Jandrew

1933-2017

Funeral services for Norma Helm Jandrew, of Terrell, were held Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel.

Interment followed at Oakland Memorial Park. 

She passed away peacefully surrounded by family April 9, 2017. 

She was born Nov. 16, 1933, in the College Mound area of Kaufman County to Ray L. and Bell Zora Lawson Helm.  She lived, loved and worked in Terrell her entire life; and the richness of her memory is found in both her family and her involvement in so many organizations.

She attended Terrell schools where she met Charles Jandrew. They were married Aug. 22, 1954.

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13
Apr

Louise Williams

Louise Williams

1945-2017

Services for Mrs. Louise Williams, 71, of Lindale, were held Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale with Rev. Tom Buck and Bro. Byron Howard officiating. Interment followed in Edom Cemetery in Edom. She died Monday, April 3, 2017, in Tyler.

She was born in Oct. 27, 1945, in Ben Wheeler to the late Edgar Lawrence and Aulcie Ballard Miller.

She was formerly of Van before moving to Lindale in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lindale and the Lindale Garden Club. She thoroughly enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, quilting and most of all spending time with her family. She worked as a teacher’s aide for Van ISD, as a clerk for the Smith County and Van Zandt County JP Courts, and for the Municipal Court for the City of Lindale for several years.

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13
Apr

Jeffrey Lee Bosworth

Jeffrey Lee Bosworth

1963-2017

Funeral services for Jeffrey Lee Bosworth, 53, of Lone Oak, were held Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church in Wills Point. 

Interment followed at Haven of Memories Memorial Park in Canton under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home.

He passed away Friday, April 7, 2017, in Lone Oak.

                                               

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13
Apr

​​​​​​​Irma Adele Wynne Monning

Irma Adele Wynne Monning

1926-2017

 

Memorial services for Irma Adele Wynne Monning, 90, were held Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Russell Memorial Methodist Church in Wills Point under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Mrs. Monning passed away peacefully April 4 at her home.

“Unnie” was a cherished servant of the Lord and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was born June 8, 1926, in Wills Point to Littie Adele Bruce Wynne and Buck Jim Wynne. After graduation from Wills Point High School, she attended Hollins College and her beloved University of Texas, where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity. During the war years, she served as a Red Cross nurse in Dallas and Austin. Upon returning to the university, she was introduced by her brother, Buck Wynne Jr. to the love of her life, Ben Monning Jr.

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13
Apr

Clifford Henry Gibbs

Clifford Henry Gibbs

1939-2017

Services for Clifford Henry Gibbs, 77, Canton, were held Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Jason Pointer officiating. He passed away April 9, 2017, in Tyler. Interment followed at Haven of Memories.

He was born June 17, 1939, in Van Zandt County to Ernest Earl Gibbs and Tillie Mae Tidwell.

He grew up in Van Zandt and Dallas Counties. He graduated from W.W. Samuels High School in Dallas. While in school, he met Monna Rae Graham and they were married September 10, 1960. They lived in Dallas before moving to Missouri in 1970. He worked for Ford Motor Company as a line foreman for 30 years before retiring and moving to Canton. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and playing golf in his spare time.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Monna Rae Gibbs; and brother, James Gibbs.

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13
Apr

Charlotte Virginia Leslie

Charlotte Virginia Leslie

1947-2017

Charlotte Virginia Leslie, 69, of Wills Point, passed away April 1, 2017, at her home in Wills Point. 

Services are under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral home in Wills Point.

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